A man’s penis was cut off by his boss because he believed he had touched his wife while drunk.
Permsak Petprasert, 50, reportedly attacked Suwit Thipjantha, 39, using a fruit knife, then threw the mutilated penis into shrubs. Police say they believe the penis was then eaten by a dog.
Petprasert, a foreman had agreed to let Suwit stay at his home when he started working with him at a bus assembly plant in Ban Pong, Thailand. He was said to have befriended Suwit when he helped him on a job painting a bus a month ago. The pair were from the same province, Trang, so he let him move in to his rented house.
On the day the incident occurred, Petprasert and Suwit had drinks with another colleague at the house before Petprasert and the other worker went to get more supplies. Reports say they left Suwit apparently drunk in the house with Petprasert’s sleeping wife Tin, 52. But when Petprasert returned, he saw his wife running from the building “in a panic” and Suwit allegedly came out of the bedroom wearing only his shorts.
In anger, Petprasert attacked Suwit with tools, knocking him to the floor, before cutting off his penis with a fruit knife, he reportedly told police. He is then believed to have asked neighbours to send Suwit to the hospital.
His wife told police Suwit was drunk and touched her arm when he went in to her room. She fled just as her husband arrived back.
Petprasert admitted to cutting off the penis. While being taken on a police re-enactment on Monday morning, he said:
Me and another friend came back and my wife was screaming.
She ran to me and said that Suwit had went into the room while she was sleeping and touched her.
I shouted at him “what did you do to my wife?” I hit him with a hammer then took off his shorts and cut off his penis.
Police told him to show them where he threw Suwit’s male member but he could not find it, the Bangkok Post reports.
Petprasert was arrested and police said that he will be charged for physical assault leading to a serious injury of another person. He is facing a prison term ranging from six months to 10 years.
Colonel Sakchai Intarapreecha from Baan Pong police said:
The investigating officer is collecting evidence.
Mr Permsak Petprasert has confessed and his wife said that the victim had been drunk and touched her arm while she was sleeping.
Forensic teams have searched the area for the victim’s penis but it is expected to have been eaten by dogs.